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Title Boundaries between
Author Knack, Martha C.
Call# E 99.P2 K588 2001
Summary contents:
1. Questions and Issues -- 2. From the Beginning -- 3. Fathers, Fur Trappers, and Travelers -- 4. Mormons Meet Paiutes -- 5. Paiutes Meet Mormons -- 6. The Military, Miners, and Moapa -- 7. Land, Water, and the Federal Government, 1890-1934 -- 8. Social and Political Relations within and across Reservation Boundaries -- 9. The Great Depression and World War II -- 10. Land Claim and Termination -- 11. Neglect and Reinstatement, 1955-1995 -- 12. Boundaries and Transitions.

summary:
"Before the arrival of Euro-Americans, Southern Paiutes foraged the arid hills and valleys of the area that is today southern Utah, Arizona north of the Grand Canyon, southern Nevada, and southeastern California. By all the "rules" of history and anthropology, such a small-scale, foraging culture should have disappeared long ago, but the Southern Paiutes survive, and their story unsettles assumptions about the role that social complexity, power, and culture play in the dynamics of human history." "Skillfully combining contemporary oral histories, meticulous archival research, and an astute critical perspective on Indian-white relations, Boundaries Between relates the history of the Southern Paiutes from their first contacts with European trappers and traders through the end of the twentieth century. It is a history that proceeds from encounters with Mormons, miners, and the military to the modern-day struggles of Native peoples over the federal policy of termination and the control of their environment."--BOOK JACKET.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-449) and index
Object Name Book
Subjects Southern Paiute Indians -- History.
Published Date 2001
Physical Description xi, 471 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.